HatTip to Dave M. Whacky post from the guys at Cracked:
5 Pathetic Groups That People Think Rule the World
Oh, look, they made another Dan Brown movie at some point. Angels & Demons deals with the deep dark secret organization, The Illuminati, and their attempts to control the world, which means you're probably going to be hearing a lot about that in the next few months on certain, paranoid websites.
Yes, wide-ranging conspiracy theories aren't limited to pulp novels reenacted by a terrible Tom Hanks haircut. YouTube and Digg comments and countless blogs are full of people ranting about the secret elite who are out to enslave all of us.
They have a lot of reasons for believing the following groups are the guilty parties behind everything wrong with the world, and most of those reasons are very, very retarded... (full post)
I remember living in Springfield, IL and talking with some retired state employees who were ushers at the IL State Capitol. It was amusing because a couple of them believe in "those black helicopters from the U.N." and the "seven gnomes of Switzerland" who ruled the world.
Also the first conspiracy theory is more amusing since my uncle is part of the Trilateral Commission. Where do people come up with these ideas? And I don't believe Cracked left the "seven gnomes of Switzerland" out who are supposedly seven Jewish bankers that rule the world.